Parish Liturgy Team
The parish liturgy team meets several times during the year and plays an important role in planning liturgies in the Cathedral and parish churches.
The members of our parish liturgy team include Fr Paul, Sr Therese, Deirdre Bane, Brian Barrett, Marie Buckley, Andreea Butnariu, Maeve Corroon, Brigid Doherty, Brid Galligan, Mags Healy, Mary Hughes, John Gordon, Gerard Lillis, Valerie Moore, Patrick Muldoon, Christy Neary, Aisling Watters and Paddy Wallace.
The Team meeting on 4 December 2012, among other things, made preparations for Advent and Christmas, with a particular emphasis on confessions and welcoming people to Mass on Christmas Day. Click here for the minutes of the meeting.
Ministers of the Word
In proclaiming the word of God, readers exercise their responsibility in mediating the presence of Christ. God speaks to the assembly through them, and, the impact of God's message will depend significantly on their conviction, their preparation, and their delivery.
Rotas for Ministers of the Word will be uploaded soon
2 Cathedral Sunday
3. Youth readers
4. St Paul's Church
5. Country churches
New Procession Guidelines for the Cathedral:+ When you enter the sanctuary please walk right up to the steps of the altar keeping to the ambo side of the priest who stands in the centre.
+ After the priest and Mass servers bow the reader then goes to the ambo with the book.
+ On leaving the sanctuary again walk right up to the steps (keeping the ambo side of the priest).
When entering and leaving the sanctuary please now walk to the altar with the Adult Reader and bow at the same time as the priest keeping to the ambo side of the priest.
Ministers of Holy Communion
"As Ministers of Holy Communion be, therefore, especially observant of the Lord's command to love your neighbour. For when he gave his body as food to his disciples, he said to them: 'This is my commandment, that you should love one another as I have loved you.'" (Book of Blessings, No. 1875)
Ministers of Music (Choirs)
The psalm and the gospel acclamation are integral and constitutive elements of the Liturgy of the Word. They are intended to be sung. A psalmist, a cantor, an organist, other instrumentalists, a choir, and a director of music assist the assembly's singing of them. These ministers of music exercise a liturgical function within the assembly and by their role help to add beauty and solemnity to the celebration.
The cantor's function is to lead and encourage the assembly in singing. The cantor also introduces and teaches new music to the people. Ministers of Music can also have an important role in assisting the clergy and other liturgical ministers to develop confidence in using the chants provided in the Roman Missal for the dialogues, acclamations, intercessions and readings of the Liturgy of the Word.